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Relax, Take a Breath and Lean In!

December 1, 2014

“The Parental Grapevine”

A Cluster of Transformational Parenting Practices

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Relax… Take a Breath… and Lean In!

Hello, this is Sheila LyonHall and I am delighted that you’ve come for a nibble on The Parental Grapevine.”  This is where I share my thoughts with parents who are raising teenagers.  Most of those thoughts are based on Transformational Parenting Practices designed to help parents Connect or Reconnect and Strengthen the bond with their teenager.  I call it a “Sacred Bond” because I believe raising children, and teenagers in particular, is a Sacred Trust and every bit a Divine Selection.  How else can we rationalize “Why?” we have the sons and daughters we have.

Now before some of you start heading for the nearest Exit because this post is already beginning to sound too spiritual …  let me assure you that I will not be force-feeding you Scriptures or shaking my finger in your face.  That ain’t happening here ’cause that’s NOT who I am.  And if you stick around, I promise it will be worth your while as the Parent of a teenager.

For Your Convenience …

I know you noticed the Audio Player above.  You may even have already turned it on.  Not every post has a recording.  When you see one, you should know that what you will hear is essentially what you will read … with only minor differences.  The audio version is there for your convenience.  I know how busy parents of teenagers are and I don’t want you to spend unnecessary time “reading” when you can “listen” and get the same benefit.  The audio is a bit more casual and laid back and you’ll get to hear me “Smile” occasionally.  But both versions basically carry the same message. read more …